Students completing Winthrop University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements of the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The address and phone number of ACEND are: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876. Students will be prepared to work as entry-level dietitians after completing an accredited internship.
† Students completing the required program in BS Human Nutrition must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college-level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.
ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics verification from Winthrop University requires completion of the BS degree in Human Nutrition with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in major courses and an overall minimum grade point average of 2.8. While students may graduate with a BS degree in Human Nutrition, only students meeting the above criteria will receive an ACEND Verification Statement which allows graduates to apply to ACEND accredited dietetic internship programs.
At least 32 semester hours of NUTR courses above the 299 level must be completed at Winthrop University. A maximum of 12 hours of NUTR-equivalent courses above the 199 level may be transferred into the major from another ACEND-accredited institution with approval from the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Any additional transfer hours must be approved by the DPD Director, Department Chair, and Nutrition faculty. No credit will be accepted for NUTR courses greater than ten years old.
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